It’s All About Popular: BYU ousted Harvard as the most “popular” national university, according to an annual study conducted by U.S. News & World Report. The study is based on 2008 admission yields: 78 percent of students accepted to BYU chose to attend the university; Harvard reported a yield of 76 percent.

Associate Dean: Rory R. Scanlon (BA ’80) is now associate dean of Undergraduate Education. He directs the Honors Program and oversees general education and the new freshman-mentoring program.

Library Leadership: H. Julene Butler (BA ’70) is the new university librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library, replacing Randy J. Olsen (MLIS ’73), who accepted a position as the director of libraries in the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Add/Drop Card Dropped: Students adding classes after the semester’s start now obtain a code from the course instructor that enables them to add the class online.

Snacking Allowed: The Harold B. Lee Library changed its no-food policy, now allowing students to eat cold food and drinks in a third-floor commons area.